New IBM FlashSystem V840 features deliver expanded connectivity options

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 114-179
October 28, 2014

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(Corrected on November 3, 2014)

The Planned availability section has been updated.

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IBM FlashSystem™ V840 Control Enclosure Model AC1 delivers increased host connectivity options by offering the following features:

FlashSystem™ V840 is delivered in a 2U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure with IBM® installation. Flexible warranty options offer either one-year (machine type 9846) or three-year (machine type 9848) 24x7 on-site service.



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IBM FlashSystem V840 is a combined hardware and software storage system with flash capacity and a single point of control for storage resources. FlashSystem V840 includes many functions traditionally deployed separately in disk systems.

FlashSystem V840 Control Enclosure Model AC1 delivers expanded connectivity with the following available host features:

FlashSystem V840 Control Enclosure Model AC1 now support FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 (5639-FS7) which provides increased Real-time Compression™ performance and features two optional compression accelerator cards for hardware-assisted compression.

The inclusion of 16 Gb FC connectivity in FlashSystem V840 enables simple and efficient scaling of 16 Gb FC switches, leveraging faster link speed and increased system bandwidth by delivering the ability to select either 8 Gb or 16 Gb interconnect switches for enclosure connectivity.

All FlashSystem V840 functional capabilities are provided through IBM FlashSystem Software V7.4 for IBM FlashSystem V840. For additional information on FlashSystem V840 functions capabilities and software, refer to the announcement letter listed in the Reference information section.



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An operational IBM FlashSystem V840 system is required.

For additional details, refer to the IBM System Storage® Interoperation Center (SSIC) at

http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic


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IBM FlashSystem V840 is an all-flash, capacity-bearing storage system comprised of hardware components and a requisite licensed software program product, IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7.4 for FlashSystem V840. All functional capabilities for FlashSystem V840 system are provided through FlashSystem V840 software.

The FlashSystem V840 Control Enclosure Model AC1 includes three 1 Gb Ethernet ports standard for iSCSI connectivity and can be configured with up to four I/O adapter cards providing several host connectivity selections. The following configurations are available:


Note: The fixed building blocks use 8 Gb FC ports and direct cabling as enclosure interconnect.
Note: The scalable building blocks use 16 Gb FC ports and FC switch cabling as enclosure interconnect.

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For complete information on IBM FlashSystem V840 refer to 114-017, dated February 11, 2014.



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The following are newly announced features on the following models of the IBM System Storage 9846 and 9848 machine types:

Description                                       MT    Model Feature

8 Gb FC with 4 port host optics                   9846  AC1   AH10
16 Gb FC with 2 port host optics                  9846  AC1   AH11
10 Gb Ethernet with 4 port host optics            9846  AC1   AH12
 
16 Gb FC 4 Port Host Optics                       9846  AE1   AF19
 
8 Gb FC with 4 port host optics                   9848  AC1   AH10
16 Gb FC with 2 port host optics                  9848  AC1   AH11
10 Gb ethernet with 4 port host optics            9848  AC1   AH12
 
16 Gb FC 4 Port Host Optics                       9848  AE1   AF19
 

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=114-179


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To view online information and link to a download site, visit

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/flshsstm/cust/index.jsp

To order additional selected hardcopy publications for a fee or download free PDF format publications, visit the IBM Publications Center website

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order


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These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

For Physical specifications, refer to the IBM FlashSystem V840 Sales Manual.

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

Visit IBM SSIC for latest hardware requirements and compatibility information

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss
Software requirements

Visit IBM SSIC for latest software requirements and compatibility information

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss

Planning information

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called "BIOS"), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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Terms and conditions features section

MES discount applicable

Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field installable feature

Yes

Warranty period

One year for machine type 9846.

Three years for machine type 9848.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Customer setup

No

Machine code

Same license terms and conditions as base machine



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The following are newly announced features on the specific model of the IBM System Storage 9846 machine type:

                                          Initial/
                                          MES/
                       Model   Feature    Both/        RP
Description            number  numbers    Support  CSU MES
 
8 Gb FC with 4 port host optics
                       AC1     AH10       Both     No  No
16 Gb FC with 2 port host optics
                       AC1     AH11       Both     No  No
10 Gb Ethernet with 4 port host optics
                       AC1     AH12       Both     No  No
16 Gb FC 4 Port Host Optics
                       AE1     AF19       Both     No  No
 

The following are newly announced features on the specific model of the IBM System Storage 9848 machine type:

                                          Initial/
                                          MES/
                       Model   Feature    Both/        RP
Description            number  numbers    Support  CSU MES
 
8 Gb FC with 4 port host optics
                       AC1     AH10       Both     No  No
16 Gb FC with 2 port host optics
                       AC1     AH11       Both     No  No
10 Gb Ethernet with 4 port host optics
                       AC1     AH12       Both     No  No
16 Gb FC 4 Port Host Optics
                       AE1     AF19       Both     No  No
 

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-114-179-LIST_PRICES_2014_10_28.PDF ENUS-114-179-LIST_PRICES_2014_10_28.PDF

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